The middle school at BMS enables pre-teens to transition effectively from elementary to high school. The primary emphasis in the BMS middle school is to teach young people to become responsible individuals. Understanding that middle school is a unique and difficult time for many students, we design our curriculum to interest and engage students in the learning process. Middle school at BMS is fun, active, and transitional. BMS middle school teachers each have a special calling to this age group and have the knowledge, compassion, and patience to minister successfully to these distinctive students.
In addition to our core program, we offer middle school students classes in computers, art, music, choir, and physical education. Extracurricular opportunities include participating on athletic teams, ski club, monthly prayer meetings, the annual school play, and leading in worship or on the student council.
Highlights of the year include Science in Motion with our Juniata College partnership, special off-campus activities to celebrate Fall, Christmas and Valentine's Day, collections to support local ministries, Spiritual Renewal Day, a Living History Museum (8th grade), Mall Math trip (7th), Court Room visit (8th), a special end-of-year day trip (8th), and so much more!
Visit our Admissions page to learn about applying, or call us to schedule a tour (717-935-2184).
Standout Star Students
The Standout Star Student initiative acknowledges middle school students who demonstrate excellence in various aspects of life, and those whom teachers see actively growing and improving in differing areas of their academic work. Every month, teachers nominate a student from each grade on the basis of specific criteria and select a recipient from each class to be honored for the ways in which they reflect Christ and the mission of BMS.
- Integrity: excellence of character demonstrated through respect, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline, and initiative.
- Academics: class participation, self-motivation, great effort, and persistence.
- Citizenship: school and community involvement, leadership, service, and positive influence.
- Growth: improvement, desire to grow academically, spiritually, and in their relationships with peers and adults in their lives.